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  One day when P'ang layman (740-808)was selling bamboo baskets at the market place of Hung-chou.
Seeing a monk begging alms, he took out a cash and said:
-Can you tell me how to appreciate alms?
The monk had nothing to say.
P'ang... continue...

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1. Evangelical Christians condemn introduction of Zen Buddhism to York Minster - ChristianToday

ChristianToday

Evangelical Christians condemn introduction of Zen Buddhism to York Minster
ChristianToday
A leading adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that Buddhist meditation introduced by a key cathedral in the north of England breaches the bounds of Christian orthodoxy. Dr Ian Paul, a highly-regarded conservative evangelical member of ...
York Minster criticised for allowing Buddhist meditationThe Guardian
Evangelicals attack York Minster over Pride 'blessing' and meditation classPinkNews
"Religiously bilingual" Canon urged to resign over Zen classesPremier
Patheos (blog)
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2. Church of England under fire after cathedral introduces Zen Buddhist meditation into services - Christian Daily

Christian Daily

Church of England under fire after cathedral introduces Zen Buddhist meditation into services
Christian Daily
The Church of England is now under fire after a York Minster clergyman introduced Zen Buddhist meditation into its church services. The Zen Sangha group has been conducting 90-minute silent meditation sessions every other Friday for the past two years.
British cathedral fosters allegedly controversial Buddhist-Christian friendshipLion's Roar

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3. Hakuin's picture of Zen Buddhism - The Japan Times

The Japan Times

Hakuin's picture of Zen Buddhism
The Japan Times
Zen, traced to the ancient teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni, took root in China via India around 1,500 years ago through the first Zen patriarch, Bodhidharma. Spread there by the priest Linji Yixuan (Rinzai Gigen, died 867), it was transmitted to ...



4. "He Never Said No" -- The inside story of Garry Shandling's Buddhism - Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar

"He Never Said No" -- The inside story of Garry Shandling's Buddhism
Lion's Roar
In this LionsRoar.com exclusive, Shandling's friend, the Buddhist monk Brother Phap Hai — who spoke at Shandling's Hollywood memorial — shares personal stories about Shandling's Buddhist practice and his devotion to Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's ...



5. Zen and the Five Hindrances - Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)

Zen and the Five Hindrances
Patheos (blog)
It could be this Taoist influence that separates Zen from other branches of Buddhism, making it unique. It has been argued by some Zen teachers that Zen represents a combination between the original Vipassana meditation as taught by the Buddha and ...



6. British Cathedral Slammed for its Buddhist Meditation Sessions - Newsweek

Newsweek

British Cathedral Slammed for its Buddhist Meditation Sessions
Newsweek
This week, York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in northern Europe, faced criticism from evangelical Christians for allowing Zen Buddhist meditation sessions to take place on its premises. The York Minster cathedral advertises the open ...
Major Christian Denomination Introduces Buddhist MeditationCharisma News
York: Campaigners protest over interfaith meditation group in church premisesIndependent Catholic News

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7. Ayard of Ch'an promises serenity in heart of Leshan - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Ayard of Ch'an promises serenity in heart of Leshan
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
The hotel offers a unique relaxation experience with a Buddhist touch. Rooms are set in private courtyards named for the Zen Buddhist principles of Xing Shen (meaning practice), and Jing Lv (peace of mind). Following the paths through the garden leads ...



8. LA's Immersive Theater Scene Is Getting Really Weird And Beautiful - LAist

LA's Immersive Theater Scene Is Getting Really Weird And Beautiful
LAist
"Shoshin" is a term used in Zen Buddhism, meaning "a beginner's mind." To our Western sensibilities, that might seem like a negative, but it's not. A beginner's mind is open, empty, and eager, with no preconceived notions. It is the desired state of mind.



9. Obama quotes Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam address - Lion's Roar

Obama quotes Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam address
Lion's Roar
U.S. President Barack Obama, in Hanoi, Vietnam today, addressed that nation's people with remarks that included a reference to the Zen master, Engaged Buddhism advocate, and lifelong anti-war activist, Thich Nhat Hanh. And as Vietnam has transformed, ...




 



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